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星期一, 8月 15, 2016

High Bail in Shooting, Kidnapping

High Bail in Shooting, Kidnapping

BOSTON, August 15, 2016— A Roxbury man was held on high bail at his arraignment today on charges he shot a man after an argument and kidnapped a young relative, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.
JUAN AYALA-POWELL (D.O.B. 7/13/89) of was arraigned today in Roxbury Municipal Court on charges of assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, kidnapping and endangering a minor by a relative, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, unlawful possession of ammunition, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, and larceny of a motor vehicle.  Judge Jonathan Tynes set bail in the amount of $150,000 bail and ordered Ayala-Powell to stay away and have no contact with the victim or witnesses, submit to GPS monitoring, and abide by a curfew in the event he is to be released on bail.  At the request of Assistant District Attorney Amy Martin, Tynes revoked Ayala-Powell’s bail in an open case out of Dorchester Municipal Court charging forgery and uttering.
Martin told the court that Ayala-Powell and two other residents of a Blue Hill Avenue apartment were involved in a verbal argument on Thursday evening.  Ayala-Powell left the building with a minor child but returned later that night and began to argue with the same individuals shortly before 11:40 p.m.  He allegedly shot one of the individuals in the stomach and fled the apartment in a 2004 Ford Explorer that belonged to another resident.
The victim was transported to Boston Medical Center with serious injuries.
The child’s legal guardian filed a missing person report shortly after 3:00 a.m. Friday after Ayala-Powell failed to bring the child home.  The child was later located at the Dorchester home of a person who was known to Ayala-Powell.
Ayala-Powell was taken into custody in Revere the next day.
Ayala-Powell was represented by Josh Raisler Cohn.  He returns to court Sept. 14.